Janet: Finicum Rally – 3/5; FERRO – AFP 3/5; JANET – CFL Meeting 3/2/16; CPAC, March 2-5.
ECONOMIST – Fire Trump; PHILLIPS – Establishment plans.
DEBATE: ERICKSON – Rapist Trump; ANTLE – Cruz & Rubio take gloves off.
GOP: YORK – Rubio & Trump fatigue; O’NEIL – Rubio stands for Israel; INVESTORS – WaPo unhinged; JOHNSON – Mitt & Don’s taxes.
LEADS: HANSON – Lame Obama; WILLIAMSON – 1st Amendment.
PA: WAGNER – Appropriations.
END NOTES: PEEK – The real Donald.
Janet: STAND BY ME FOR LIBERTY – FIGHT FOR FINICUM RALLY
Calling all American Patriots! Join all fifty states at this Stand By Me for Liberty – Fight for Finicum Rally – a national rally for Liberty honoring fallen hero LaVoy Finicum and in support of the release of ALL the patriots who are now political prisoners – Ammon, Ryan and Cliven Bundy, Dwight and Steve Hammond and other Patriots.
Mark your calendars – It’s Saturday March 5, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at 6th and Arch St. Philadelphia, Pa. in front of the Federal Building. **Also another rally at 12:00 noon at 1601 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa.**
Also, set aside Sunday, March 6, 2016 for a day of fasting and prayer for these Patriots!
Now’s the time to rally for the release of these Patriot political prisoners in Oregon and to honor a real American hero – LaVoy Finicum – who loved Liberty more than life and who was assassinated in Oregon by the FBI and Oregon State Police on January 26, 2016.
Do not let LaVoy’s sacrifice have been in vain. Bring your friends and together let’s carry on LaVoy’s legacy by educating Americans about what both the late Justice Scalia and LaVoy Finicum stood for – constitutional originalism! #LibertyRising
Kathryn Ferro, AFP: 21st Century Education Summit, March 5th (rescheduled from January due to snow)
Penn State Great Valley inside the Conference Center
30 E. Swedesford Rd. Malvern, PA 19355
9:00am – 1:30pm
Speakers and breakout sessions: come find out what your options are as a parent in PA, and support the important issues of school choice and education reform.
Find full agenda and register at: https://afpfpaeducationsummit.eventbrite.com
Thanks again! Best Regards,
Kathryn Ferro | Field Director – Southeastern Pennsylvania | Americans for Prosperity – PA
m: 267.315.3585 | e: email@example.com | @AFPPennsylvania
**New Office Location:
550 American Ave. Suite 201
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Janet: Citizens for Liberty
Wednesday, March 2 at 7 PM – 9 PM
170 Allendale Rd, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
We are honored to present Mr. Kim Stolfer, Chairman, Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC). With all of the talk about shredding our 2nd Amendment, is this a possibility, can this actually be taken away from us? What about law-abiding citizens and our God-given and Constitutional rights? Remember, everything Hitler did was legal! Find out EXACTLY what YOU can, and can not do as an American citizen, right in your OWN backyard. What is legal, what is illegal, what are your rights? Have YOUR questions ready! FOAC is a non-partisan, non-connected Political Action Committee (PAC) organized to empower ‘all’ gun owners, outdoor enthusiasts, and supporters of the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 and 25 of the PA Constitution, with the tools and information necessary to protect Freedom from transgression. FOAC philosphy: In a free society, no citizen should ever have to justify the assertion of a fundamental right. Indeed, unless there is a compelling reason, government should never inhibit exercise of privilege either. A very general premise is that the best government is the least government. Kim will inform us of the controversial Reciprocity, and the so-called gun show loophole. We will also be informed of any and all pertinent information of gun control in PA and the country, as a whole. *JOE GALE *Meet Joe Gale. The new Montgomery County Commissioner. A historic victory. Find out exactly why this campaign made national news, and what Joe is doing today! The newly elected Montgomery County Commissioner will speak to us about his HISTORIC and NATIONALLY KNOWN campaign, for this seat. The PA political establishment tried to ruin his spotless reputation. Joe now claims victory, and puts people over politics. Meet Joe. Hear his story. Up close and personal! -We will introduce several more PA candidates vying for a place on the primary ballot. Names to be announced. -Once again, we will be collecting gently used men’s and women’s clothing (please no frayed, or noticeably worn), warm blankets, canned food (please no out-dated) and bottled water, as well as toiletries, for the 15 homeless veteran encampments in Bucks County, and 1 in Valley Forge National Historical Park. We literally collected a couple thousand items at our February event that were delivered to Salute2Service for distribution. And if you can lend a hand transporting to the person distributing items please contact Janet Warnsdorfer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (610) 469-3268. FREE potluck dinner buffet. Bring a snack or a dish to share, or just come and enjoy!
CPAC: March 2-5
SPEAKERS: CRUZ, FIORINA, LOVE, TRUMP, BECK, BOLTON, SCHLAPP, LEVIN, McFARLAND, MALKIN, LOESCH, CHANG, HANNITY , WALKER, CARSON . . . AND BUCKETS MORE!!!!
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 201 Waterfront St National Harbor, MD 20745 USA: (301) 965-4000
“. . .two wealthy New Yorkers, neither particularly well liked in their parties, will conduct ruthless, calculated campaigns aimed at each other’s personal destruction in the hope that the electorate will find both so repulsive that they refuse to vote and only the candidates’ hardcore bases will show up. . .” Salena Zito
DONALD: OUR SERAGHINA
“. . .The boy Guido and his friends visit a coarse voluptuary known as The Seraghina and give her a few coins to dance for them. Seraghina comes out of her cave — an abandoned concrete gun box on the beach — and performs on the sand. She is swarthy and obese, yet retains the vestiges of her sexuality and the desire for attention, even if it is only a boy’s. She vamps, she shakes her boobs, she shimmies… and a couple of priests from the school show up in pursuit of the truants. They are hauled back to school and Guido is selected for special punishment by the tribunal of Holy Brothers — to the chants of “For Shame!” he is forced to wear a conical dunce’s hat in the company of his classmates. . .”
Economist: “Time to fire Trump”
“The front-runner is unfit to lead a great political party, let alone America
“IN A week’s time, the race for the Republican nomination could be all but over. Donald Trump has already won three of the first four contests. On March 1st, Super Tuesday, 12 more states will vote. Mr Trump has a polling lead in all but three of them. Were these polls to translate into results, as they have so far, Mr Trump would not quite be unbeatable. It would still be possible for another candidate to win enough delegates to overtake him. But that would require the front-runner to have a late, spectacular electoral collapse of a kind that has not been seen before. Right now the Republican nomination is his to lose.
“Worse, it might not stop there. Polls show that 46% of Americans of voting age have a “very unfavourable” opinion of Mr Trump, which suggests his chances of winning a general election are slight. But Mr Trump’s political persona is more flexible than that of any professional politician, which means he can take it in any direction he wants to. And whoever wins the nomination for either party will have a decent chance of becoming America’s next president: the past few elections have been decided by slim margins in a handful of states. When pollsters ask voters to choose in a face-off between Mr Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner wins by less than three percentage points. Mr Trump would have plenty of time to try to close that gap. An economy that falls back into recession or an indictment for Mrs Clinton might do it for him.
“That is an appalling prospect. . .”
Judson Phillips, Tea Party Nation: “The Republican Establishment plan to stop Donald Trump”
“. . . All of their candidates have failed. Jeb Bush is gone. John Kasich is the punchline on too many jokes. All they have left is a failing Marco Rubio. One can almost imagine a desperate, pathetic Republican Establishment leader bending over saying in hushed tones, ‘Marco, you are our only hope.’
“But now the Republican Establishment is bringing out a final plan to stop Donald Trump.
“The plan is stunning and unbelievable. What is it?
“The plan is a pretty good plan… for Ted Cruz.
“The plan is for the Republican donor class to send Rubio $25 million and to spend $75 million in anti Trump ads. But there is a catch for Rubio. He has to win Florida on March 15th. If not, he will lose all of the establishment and donor class support.
“Guess who that support will go to?
“No, that isn’t a joke. It should be but it isn’t.
“The Republican Establishment class wants to break Mitt Romney out of retirement and put him in. Is there anyone out there dumb enough to think the American public is screaming for Mitt Romney?
“Well, yes. The Northeastern Republican Establishment thinks that.
“Mitt Romney. The same guy who lost the unlosable election against Barack Obama. The same guy who has essentially been praising Obama’s policies for the last four years. Yeah, that Mitt Romney.
The Establishment is insane enough to believe that people who have been supporting Cruz and Trump would suddenly turn and view “Mittens” as their political hope.
“After Florida, it is a two man race between Cruz and Trump and that is a race Cruz can win. After Florida, half the delegates are already taken. Presumably the strategy would be to try and get Romney on the ballot in some of the later winner take all states, to try and block Cruz or Trump from winning the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination. That would result in a brokered convention where the GOP Establishment thinks they can force their candidate on everyone.
If the GOP Establishment did that, it would truly be the end of the Republican Party. . . “
DEBATE. . .
Erick Erickson, Resurgent: “Donald Trump: Serial Rapist of Truth”
“The white supremacists who back Trump had to be crying a bit into their swastikas tonight. Trump said nice things about Israel. (NOTE: Not all Trump supporters are white supremacists, but a hell of a lot of white supremacists are Trump supporters)
“But for most of the night, Donald Trump physically sweated as Cruz and Rubio tag teamed him. Rubio, frankly, did a better job of keeping his eye on the prize. Cruz let a few opportunities go without attacking and got distracted by trying to make points about Rubio. But, that might have been intentional because it let Rubio then get an extra thirty seconds to attack Trump.
“It was a brilliant tag team leaving Kasich and Carson mostly on the sidelines thankfully.
“Kasich came across as his standard jackass self.
“Carson is just a non-entity who not seems more con artist taking advantage of people than a hero surgeon.
“Trump came across as a massive liar. Cruz caught him in lies about healthcare. Rubio caught him in lies about spending. Trump lied and lied and lied some more. Trump raped the truth repeatedly. He left the truth abused, battered, and in a dumpster.
“Rubio and Cruz showed what their tag teaming Trump can do. But they have to keep doing it. They cannot think this is a one night thing. They absolutely must sustain the tag team over the next few weeks. They need advertising to highlight Donald Trump raping the truth. They must unite in this fight still.
“Between the two, Marco Rubio did better than Cruz at holding Trump accountable and making Trump uncomfortable repeatedly. But Cruz did very well.”
James Antle III, Washington Examiner: “Rubio and Cruz take the gloves off against Trump”
“Marco Rubio took on Donald Trump like never before at the Republican presidential debate Thursday night, with Ted Cruz not too far behind.
“The Florida senator challenged Trump’s sincerity on his signature issue, immigration. He suggested that if Trump hadn’t inherited $200 million from his family, he would be “selling watches on the street in Manhattan.” And he may have even pulled a Chris Christie on Trump.
“Rubio worked to draw out Trump’s lack of command over policy details. He called attention to Trump repeatedly saying he would replace Obamacare by eliminating the ‘lines’ around states, seemingly a reference to allowing health insurance to be sold across state lines.
“When Trump shot back that he watched Rubio ‘melt down’ on the stage in the debate before the New Hampshire, the Floridian quipped, ‘I watched you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago.’
“By getting into these exchanges with Trump, Rubio was able to do two things: increase his speaking time and try to position himself as the anti-Trump candidate in a contest that may be defined by whether another candidate can consolidate the vote against the front-runner.
“A clash over immigration came early in the debate. Trump tried to draw Rubio and Cruz into a fight with each other over the Gang of Eight, but they both went after the Republican front-runner at their first opportunity. . .”
GOP . . .
Rich Lowry, NRO: “The Coming Anti-Trump Onslaught” “The anti-Trump onslaught is coming. Perhaps within weeks. Just not necessarily from Republicans.
“Almost as soon as Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee — which may be as early as March 15 — Democrats will surely start to churn out their negative ads.
“They will attack Trump’s credentials as a tribune of the little guy by focusing on a money-grubbing venture like Trump University, designed to extract as much cash as possible from people who thought they would learn something from the shell of a school.
“They will dissect his business record. They will fasten on his failed casinos and the bankruptcies he used to stiff creditors while maintaining a lavish lifestyle.
“They will fry him for hypocrisy on immigration by pointing out that Trump Tower was built by illegal Polish immigrants worked to the bone and that, according to news reports, illegal immigrants are helping build his new hotel in Washington.
“They will make the cheap threats he throws at anyone who crosses him a character and temperament issue. They will hound him about his unreleased tax returns. And, of course, they will use decades-worth of controversial statements to portray him as racist and sexist.
“This will all be in the tradition of the early Democratic ad campaigns that successfully knee-capped Republican nominees in 1996 and 2012 (Bob Dole and Mitt Romney, respectively). A Democratic campaign to disqualify Trump would seek to make his unfavorable rating (already 60 percent with the general public) not merely alarming, but completely radioactive.
“How will Trump fare against such ads? Maybe he will prove impervious to all such criticism, or maybe he will wilt under the assault. Who knows? . . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431947/donald-trump-republican-nomination-democrats-will-tear-him-apart
Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Marco Rubio and a brief theory of Trump Fatigue”
“PURCELLVILLE, Va. — With Super Tuesday hours away and make-or-break contests coming up March 15, we have entered the most intense and emotional two-week period of the Republican presidential campaign so far. Crowds are bigger, applause is louder, feelings run deeper.
Just consider the events of the last few days. A wild debate in Houston. The emergence of Marco Rubio, the insult comic candidate. The Christie endorsement. And then, on Sunday, Trump’s refusal to disavow either David Duke or the Ku Klux Klan, setting off what could become an epic wave of rancor inside the GOP.
It was all very … intense. And at Rubio’s well-attended rally here at the conservative Patrick Henry College Sunday afternoon, there were hints the campaign can be too overwhelming for some well-meaning voters trying to make a decision.”
Tyler O’Neil, PJM: “Marco Rubio Hits Trump, Takes Strong Stand for Israel”
“Florida Senator Marco Rubio gave a powerful defense of Israel in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. He attacked President Obama and Republican front-runner Donald J. Trump for not supporting the Jewish state. If elected president, he promised “a foreign policy of moral clarity,” and that America would take sides (“we’re going to be on Israel’s side”).
Investors: “The Washington Post Becomes Unhinged On Donald Trump”
“Media Bias: Donald Trump has many personal and policy flaws, and we disagree with him on trade and other issues. But one of the stronger cases for Trump for president is that the left absolutely reviles him.
“It’s almost fun to watch them squirm and even become unhinged at the idea of Trump becoming the Republican nominee, let alone the occupant of the Oval Office. The Washington Post’s latest anti-Trump tirade was classic media bias on full display.
It tells the GOP leadership to “do everything in your power” to stop the “unthinkable” of a Trump presidency from happening because it signifies the “debasement of the party.” He is “a menace” and a “bullying demagogue,” the Post hisses.
“OK, they’re certainly entitled to their opinion. But then the editorial turns vile and vapid: ‘He would round up and deport 11 million people, a forced movement on a scale not attempted since Stalin or perhaps Pol Pot.’
“Really? Trump is another Stalin or Pol Pot, the butchers of millions and millions of people? Amazingly, the left always talks about raising “the level of discourse” in America and then they write this slur of a candidate who has the support of millions, if not tens of millions of voters.
“Are Trump’s supporters fascistic, bigoted advocates of mass genocide too? Are there any grown-up editors left at the Washington Post? . . .”
Bridget Johnson, PJM: “Romney Predicts ‘Bombshell’ in Trump’s Unreleased Tax Returns”
“. . . Cavuto noted that Romney has not made an endorsement yet; Mitt said he’d ‘like to see a number of things from the candidates’ first.
“‘I’d also like to see their back taxes. I’d like to see where they filed their taxes in the last several years. I’m not talking about their taxes this year. I’m talking about the taxes that have already been filed with the IRS. And Donald Trump and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, none have shown us their back taxes,’ Romney said. ‘You know, this was an issue in my campaign.’
“‘Just looking at the past two years that have already been filed, the governor predicted, ‘will give us a real sense of whether these people are on the up and up and whether they’ve been telling us things about themselves that are true or not.’
“‘Frankly, I think we have good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes,’ Romney added. ‘I think there’s something there. Either he’s not as anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is or he hasn’t been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay, or perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to the vets or to the disabled like he’s been telling us he’s been doing.’
“The reason that I think there’s a bombshell in there is because every time he’s asked about his taxes he dodges and delays and says, well, we’re working on it. Hey, we’re not talking about the taxes that are coming due this year. Of course they’re working on those. They won’t be ready for months. We’re talking about taxes already filed, back taxes. . . ”
LEADS . . .
Victor Davis Hanson, PJM: “Obama: The Lamest Duck”
“President Obama is boxed in a state of paralysis—more so than typical lame-duck presidents.
His hard-left politics have insidiously eroded the Democratic Party, which has lost both houses of Congress and the vast majority of the state legislatures, state elected offices, and governorships. Obama has redefined the black vote, as a necessary, no-margin-of-error 95% bloc majority to offset his similar creation of an increasingly monolithic 65% bloc white vote. We are no longer individual voters, but, in Chicago-politics style, merely faceless ‘Latinos,’ ‘Asians,’ ‘African-Americans,’ ‘gays,’ ‘women,’ and now ‘whites.’
“Obama issues a new initiative—and the nation snoozes. He wastes the day on the golf links—and the nation snoozes. He smear [sic] his critics, invites a rapper to the White House whose latest album cover has a dead white judge lying in front of the White House—and the nation snoozes. He cozies up to America’s enemies and snubs our friends—and the nation snoozes. For the nth time, he blusters about closing down Guantanamo—and the nation snoozes. He opens the border even wider to welcome in more illegal aliens and future constituents—and the nation snoozes. Lame duckestry means not even being able to wake up your opponents.
“There is so far no Obama legacy, except the creation of Donald Trump, a $20 trillion debt and zero interest rates—and the gift of flat energy prices that came despite not because of Obama’s efforts. Almost every major bureaucracy is awash in scandal or charges of incompetence. The common theme of the disasters at the GSA, EPA, ICE, IRS, NASA, Secret Service, and VA is ideological subversion and ingrained hostility to meritocracy. Would anyone be surprised that another government official pled the 5th, created fake email personas, resigned at 5 PM on a Friday afternoon, declared a foremost mission Muslim outreach, or withheld subpoenaed documents?
“Obamacare, borne of rank partisanship and serial mendacity, can survive until 2017, only by bailouts and executive-order manipulations. We now call health care affordable by ignoring the new astronomical deductibles: we pay premiums of $6,000 a year and forget that an annual $4,000 “deductible” ensures no one thinks the real cost is $10,000. Is that a small price to pay to ensure granny has contraceptive coverage?
“Americans shrug that Obama has left the world abroad a far scarier place. Libya has been destroyed. We can see in Iraq what Obama would have done to South Korea had he been in Eisenhower’s shoes. Syria’s death toll is nearing Saddam Hussein’s. We gave up our golden special relationship with Israel for one of dross with an Islamist and roundly disliked Turkey that, logically, now dislikes us. . .”
Kevin Williamson, NRO: “Trump vs. the First Amendment”
“. . . I spent most of my career as a newspaper editor, and blustering imbeciles like Donald Trump threatened to sue me about once a week or so. I never lost a case. I never even saw one get all the way to the courtroom, for that matter. That’s because, as with Rosemary Lehmberg’s persecution of Republican politicians in Texas, the point of libel suits — including the one National Review currently is fighting with global-warming clown Michael Mann — isn’t to win the case. The point is to harass you, to consume your time, energy, and money in dealing with the case. You might win the suit, you might never see the inside of a courtroom, but it still costs you $800 every time you pick up the phone with your lawyer. That’s why people sue, nine times out of ten: pure harassment.
“American libel law is organized around a three-part test. For a claim to be libelous, it must be 1) false; 2) defamatory; 3) published with actual malice or reckless disregard for the truth.
“All of these give Plaintiff Trump some problems. . .”
PA . . .
Scott Wagner: Senate Appropriations Update
- During the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources hearing this morning I learned that the Department had entered into a lease to lease land under the Allegheny River for 80 acres at a cost of $4,000 per acre for an approximate total cost of $320,000. Here is my question to the department – Is $4,000 per acre for one year or multiple years? Keep in mind – this is high priced swamp land – I want to meet the genius who entered into this deal. 2. The Pennsylvania State Police have between 135 and 145 full time personnel permanently assigned to casinos throughout the Commonwealth – the total cost without vehicle costs for the personnel is $28,491,000 (Million Dollars) – almost $200,000 person. 3. The State began the upgrade of a state-wide radio system approximately 10 – 12 years ago and the PA State Police use this system. Here is the bad news – the total cost spent so far is approaching $1.0 Billion Dollars and it does NOT work. Recently a roll-off truck from my waste company was in the Pittsburgh area and our dispatcher in York was able to communicate to the truck via our radio system that costs less than $3,000 for the radio in the truck.
How many radios that cost $3,000 could be purchased for $1.0 Billion Dollars? The radio system sales rep who sold the system to the State is most likely retired and lives on a Caribbean Island from their commission. Below are two articles that were reported in the last 24 hours – The first is – Saudi Arabia to US Oilmen: Cut Costs or Exit the Business http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-23/saudi-arabia-to-u-s-oilmen-cut-costs-or-get-out-of-business
Finally, this article was sent to me an hour ago – Teachers Union Head Paid $1.3 Million Dollars Not to Teach, Suit Claims http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/allentown/index.ssf/2016/02/teachers_union_president_paid.html
END NOTES . . .
Liz Peek: John Batchelor Show: “Friday 26 February 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: Liz Peek. Fiscal Times and FoxNews.com, in re: Donald Trump could become president. What would he really be like?”
Hypomania . . .
“. . .It is clear from the outset that Trump’s particular brand of braggadocio and hyperbole goes way back; Reilly writes, ‘Trump is mayor of Superlative City.’ Everything is the ‘biggest’, the ‘best’, the ‘most incredible’ – just like the wall Donald will build to keep out the Mexicans or the military he promises to build. Only, in 2002 he was describing the cheeseburgers at his golf course, cooked by ‘the best cheeseburger chef on the entire Eastern Seaboard.’ He claims the construction of the course required ‘the largest earthmoving project in the history of Westchester County.’ Score two- consistency. “His fascination with himself goes way back too. Stacked up in his office in Trump Tower are Xeroxed copies of magazine articles about himself and his golf courses. As the reporter notes, ‘He is not just the CEO, he is the greatest public relations agent in the world.’ ‘He understands the value of free publicity,’ notes Reilly. The sort of free publicity that thrust him ahead in the GOP race early on, throwing over all assumptions about the role of money in politics. Jeb Bush spent gazillions and got nowhere; Trump has used his celebrity to get incredible free airtime and winds up in the lead. Score three – outstanding promotional talent. “On their whirlwind round of 18, which takes only 3 hours 15 minutes thanks to Trump parking his cart wherever he feels like it (it’s his course, after all), Trump harangues and bullies groundskeepers, the general manager, brick layers and sundry others into making the course even more Trumpalicious. As a result, it is immaculate. Some Spanish-speakers from Chile do such a good job he rewards them with $100 dollar bills – just like that. His attention to minutia is startling, as is his golf. Score four – he gets results. “You get the feeling Reilly is surprised by Trump – how likeable he is. He can see why his wives remain friendly. “The man is flamboyant, creative, energetic, unpredictable, fun and nuts.” And, he doesn’t cheat (much) at golf. “On the other hand, Trump lies and exaggerates about everything. About his businesses, about himself, his accomplishments, how much people like him. Also, “everyone over the age of six can see how attention-needy he is, how full of himself…,” how he demands to be the center of attention. He loves to gamble, plays for keeps and takes huge risks, such as trying to take over American football. As Reilly negotiated the terms of the interview, he had asked for two days. Trump looked him ‘square in the eye’ and said ‘Believe me, one day of me is enough.’ . . .”